Fitness Quest Eclipse 4100 HR/A Elliptical Trainer

Eclipse 4100 Elliptical Trainer


  • Length: 4.8' (58.5 In)
  • Width: 2.1 (26 In)
  • Height: 5' (61 In)
  • Weight: 96 pounds

The Eclipse 4100 HR/A elliptical trainer is a very compact elliptical trainer. Compared to the Eclipse 1000HR, it is a little larger in length and width but still very light and portable.

The reason for the larger frame is to accommodate a taller individuals.

At 96 pounds, the Eclipse 4100 hr a elliptical trainer is very portable and comes with caster wheels at the base of the elliptical trainer.

If you want to transport the elliptical trainer to the living room or bedroom, simply tilt and roll the elliptical trainer to it's destination.

Quiet operation

  • Very quiet

The Eclipse 4100hr a elliptical trainer is very quiet. You won't even know your on the machine. Considering the price, this is a very quiet elliptical trainer.

Adjustable resistance/peddles

  • Electromagnetic Eddy Current Braking System
  • No peddle adjustment

The Eclipse 4100 hr a elliptical trainer uses an electromagnetic Eddy Current resistance system. The system is smooth and reliable and allows the user to adjust from 6 different preset and 2 custom programs all at the touch of a button. Preset the program to adjust the resistance at any time.

Although the Eclipse 4100 hr a elliptical trainer has no peddle djustments, it does have large, slip resistant foot peddles.

Elliptical stride

The elliptical stride is 15 inches

As with the Eclipse 1000HR, the Eclipse 4100 HR/A uses a patented orbital linkage system. The orbital linkage system provides you with an easy, low-impact stride.

Display/control panel

  • Large, easy to read LED screen
  • Speed
  • Distance travelled
  • Time
  • Calories burned
  • Pulse
  • Power

The display/control panel is a large, easy to read LED screen. This way, you don't have to squint in order to read the screen.

As with most of the Eclipse models, there are plenty of feedback indicators to help you assess your current workout condition.

The Eclipse 4100 HR/A Elliptical Trainer features feedback indicators located on the console that keeps track of your speed, time, distance travelled, and approximate calories burned. This way you will always have instant feedback on your progress.


  • 6 preset programes
  • 2 customized programes

As with the Eclipse 1000HR, the programmed workouts that the Eclipse 4100 HR/A elliptical trainer offers is an industry leader in this price range.

Simply pick a workout, enter the length, and off you go. At Every few intervals, the resistance will change based on the time you entered. The Eclipse 4100 hr a offers a variety of workout programs and can also be customized to match that of your own specifications.


  • Sturdy and durably constructed
  • Compact, solid construction. Made from solid steel
  • Maximum user weight: 300 pounds

A very tough and sturdy elliptical trainer. The frame is a little larger than the Eclipse 1000HR.

Heart rate monitor

  • No
  • Pulse sensors

There are no chest straps included but there are pulse sensors located on the handle bars. Put your hands on the sensors and your heart rate will pop up on the screen.

Dual action handle bars

  • Yes

Warranty and service

  • 1 year
  • Delivered within 5 to 10 days via UPS
  • 30 day money back gaurantee

Customer support at Fitness Quest is superior and they are very responsive to your questions. Quality customer service is a must in the fitness industry.

Elliptical trainers are a pretty large purchase and the one thing you want to ensure is quality customer service for you and your elliptical machine.

Price/cost effectiveness

  • $549.99 includes shipping to U.S residents only (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Additional shipping costs may apply to other countries

There are elliptical trainers that cost over $1,000 that don't have anywhere near the features that the Eclipse 4100 HR/A elliptical trainer has.

The frame and durability is quite impressive given the price range. A combination of features, durability and price sets this elliptical trainer apart from others in this price range.

Special features

Reverse motion is also offered on the Eclipse 4100 HR/A. You have the option of going forward or going backward. Each works different muscle groups.

The Eclipse 4100 HR/A comes with transport wheels just in case you want to move the elliptical to another location.

The 4100 HR/A also comes with a bottle water holder and reading rack.

Overall this is a great elliptical trainer for under $600. It would be difficult to find an elliptical trainer in this price range that matches the durability and features of the Eclipse 4100 HR/A.

If you are looking for solid elliptical trainer for under a $600 than you might want to consider the Eclipse 4100 HR/A elliptical trainer. It combines durability, comfort, and features which makes for a nice elliptical package.


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